Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna joins Azimio mass action protests in Nairobi on Monday, March 20, 2023 | Credit | File
Angry Kenyans have taken to the streets in most parts of the country to protest against high cost of living.
The demonstrations are speared-headed by the main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who called upon his supporters on Sunday to come out in large numbers to take part in countrywide protests on Monday to demand that President William Ruto lower the cost of living.
Raila Odinga on Sunday called on his supporters to come out in large numbers to take part in countrywide protests on Monday to demand that President William Ruto lowers the cost of living, The Star reported.
He clarified that the match to the president’s office is not about any tribe, race or religion, but it’s all about the well-being of Kenyans.
“My dear Kenyans, I’m not interested in your tribe, your race, your religion, your age. I am only interested in your happiness. We make possible the impossible. We are Kenyans. We set the trend,” Raila said.
In the capital, Nairobi, businesses have closed down as youth barricade roads and burn tires.
The protestors intend to match to the state house, but police and special forces lob the demonstrators with teargas in an attempt to prevent them from reaching the presidential residence.
The ODM leader is expected to lead his supporters in an anti-government match to the office of the president.
According to Raila, all they intend to do is hand a petition to the president.
“We will hand over our petition to the President wherever he will be, but peacefully… If he will be at State House, only two or three people will walk into State House to go and present the petition,” he said on Saturday.